Mixtape Mondays | Guilty Pleasures

Monday, January 23, 2017 0 Comments A+ a-

I don't know from where to start. I want to apologise profusely but I have 15 minutes and 36 songs to talk about, so just trust me when I say. I am sorry I've been away for this long. Guilty doesn't even scratch the surface. I should plan my time better, but you deserve to know if I am not writing more or going to as many gigs as this time last year, well, it is for a good cause. I am running a marathon for mental health charity Mind in exact 11 weeks and the training is taking most of my time. 

Now with the music. Yes I've been feeling guilty, so I thought the theme more than appropriate. I tried making sense of the tracks to order them in some sensible way, but it is impossible when you have in one playlist Pink, Lilly Allen, Kate Nash but also Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. No, I didn't lose my mind or went tone-deaf. Everyone has a selection they play as loud as neighbours will allow, on a Saturday morning whilst doing the laundry, right?

I can't help but having a soft spot for Little Mix, they remind me of my teenagehood listening to Spice Girls

Very few things are more empowering than singing from the top of your lungs with Kelly Clarkson "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and of them is Natasha Bedingfield's wise words: "No one else can feel it for you. Only you can let it in. No one else, no one else. Can speak the words on your lips".

But this mixtape has room for a lot more: Justin (of course) Timberlake is a must. I blame Friends with Benefits being on TV recently. Jason Derulo and Shawn Mendes (I've no excuse for these, I just like to dance to the two tracks) and the 14 year old who lives in me can't help but love Little Mix.

Mixtape Mondays | Guilty Pleasures

I better stop here before you decide to never come back. Just a couple of fun facts though. This is one of PMM playlists with the most number of female artists, which I am fairly proud about. Curiously, it is also the selection with most "explicit" tags. I guess we say it as it is. #girlpower. Have a lovely week and catch up with you soon!